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ASTM Book addresses fatigue of medical metallic materials.

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May 18, 2010 - Offered in print and as E-book, STP 1515, Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2nd Volume contains 11 peer-reviewed papers that address thermal and mechanical properties of shape memory alloys and metallic medical materials and devices. Some topics include metallurgical basics of martensitic transformations and fatigue behavior of nitinol; crystallographic basis of deformation and fracture in nitinol; FEA of stents; and arterial deformation assessment.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New Publication from ASTM International Focuses on Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials

Press release date: May 12, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - ASTM International has announced the release of STP 1515, Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2nd Volume. The book contains eleven peer-reviewed papers that address the unique thermal and mechanical properties of shape memory alloys (SMA's) and metallic medical materials and devices. The principle focus of STP 1515 is on nitinol, since these unique alloys offer the designer new dimensions in controlling the shape of devices used in medical and many structural applications. Shape memory devices such as valves, actuators, clutches and gaskets are proposed for monitoring units, drive systems and repair schemes. Biocompatible implanted medical devices rely on the hyperelastic response of these unique materials. Topics covered include: metallurgical basics of martensitic transformations and fatigue behavior of nitinol; crystallographic basis of deformation and fracture in nitinol; finite element analysis of stents; arterial deformation assessment; stent deformation determination in femoral and carotid arteries; and standard coronary arterial geometry. STP 1515, Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2nd Volume, is available in both print (150 pages; soft cover 6 x 9"; stock # STP1515; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7501-5) and as an E-book (stock # STP1515-EB; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7501-3) for $55. To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org www.astm.org

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